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Hawai'i Preparatory Academy

Hawai'i Preparatory Academy


What we're all about...

Explore Hawai‘i while you learn with students from around the world.
With Summer at HPA, you’ll gain an introduction to the HPA experience and make friends from across the U.S. and many different nations. You’ll benefit from expert academic instruction, first-class sports, spectacular outdoor adventures, and a multitude of other activities. Diverse class offerings cover science and humanities, environmental sustainability, creative arts, English language instruction, and much more.

Many students return every summer to take advantage of the outstanding program and to expand their international friendships. Others enroll because they are considering HPA’s full-year academic program, or because they are new students who will enter in the fall. Summer at HPA offers something for everyone!

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Contact us

Summer at HPA

Heidi Emmons




Our camp address

Hawai'i Preparatory Academy

65-1692 Kohala Mountain Road







Day Overnight/Sleepaway

Age Range:



All genders


Boarders and Day




HPA is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges

What we offer...


Summer Academies may include (specific offerings should be confirmed mid-January):
Young Authors Academy
Arts Academy
STEM Academy
Astronomy Academy
Marine Life/Environment Academy
ELL Academy (English Language Learners for non-native English speakers)

June 5 - 23: One and two week sessions for day students (no boarding) may include:
Swimming, Origami, Roblox, Minecraft, Scuba, BrainMatterZ, baseball camp, volleyball camp and more!

Cost & Sessions

Summer at HPA 4-week Academy Tuition

Boarding tuition $5700
Tuition covers instruction, room and board, supplies, afternoon intramural sport, weekend excursion fees, and transportation from the Kona International Airport (KOA). Airfare, optional sport, optional health insurance, and personal expenses are extra.

Day tuition $1800
Instruction 8:00 am - 3:00 pm Mondays through Fridays

June 26 - July 21, 2022 (boarders arrive June 25 and depart July 22, 2023)
Enrollment Link:

June 5 - 23: One and two week sessions for day students, no boarding. Priced per class $250 - $3,000

Camp Q&A

How do we screen staff?

Ratio of campers to staff?

1:10 Students to Staff

What are our safety & security policies?

How do we handle disciplinary issues?

What medical resources are available?

What's our typical daily schedule?

For boarders:
7 am Breakfast
8 am First two-hour morning course
10 am Second two-hour morning course
noon Lunch
1 pm Two-hour afternoon course
3:30 pm After school sport
5:45 pm Dinner
7:30 pm Evening activity
8:30 pm Study hall
10:30 pm Lights out

Through these trips, we explore the wide variety of activities Hawai‘i Island has to offer. Outings may include Zipline at Umauma Falls; FairWind snorkel cruises; hikes at Pololū Valley, Kalōpā State Park or other sites; Kohala Coast beach activities, and much more.
Excursions are supervised by the residential assistants and the director of summer boarding.

How do we help campers with homesickness?

What percentage of campers return to camp?

What kind of food is served?

Can parents visit camp?

How do campers communicate with parents?

Students may call their parents/guardians during their free time. If we have their phones at night, but they need to contact their parents, we will assist them in getting connected.

Are references available?

What's our policy regarding phones and digital devices?

Students are allowed to bring devices to the summer program. We hold cell phones over night so that the students will engage with the community - and sleep at night!

Is tuition assistance available?

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